Were there to be no support in the whole history of ethical and moral thought, were there no acknowledged confirmation from medical science, were the history of legal opinion to the contrary, we would still have to conclude on the basis of God's Holy Word that the unborn child is a person in the sight of God. He is protected by the sanctity of life graciously given to each individual by the Creator, Who alone places His image upon man and grants them any right to life which they have.
Saturday, November 5, 2016
40 DAYS FOR LIFE: DAY 39: One quit ... one flustered
As this 40 Days for Life campaign draws to a close, it's clear to see the effect your peaceful, prayerful witness has had ...
... inside the abortion centers.
In one location, an abortion worker has had a change of heart and left the business. This makes 137 employees who have experienced conversions and quit their jobs during 40 Days for Life campaigns!
Other workers are just plain irritated. Volunteers talked to a taxi
driver outside the abortion business where they were praying. He agreed
to take some of their leaflets and keep them in his taxi.
But one of the abortion facility's employees saw this ... ran over ... and snatched the leaflets out of the driver's hand.
The staff member then said she would surrender the materials -- but
only if the vigil participants agreed to never hand them out again.
Obviously, that didn't happen. The employee realized she'd overstepped her bounds and returned the leaflets.
Tomorrow's Day 40 -- let's finish strong!
The final Florida rally in Jacksonville was the hottest, most humid stop of the UNITED tour thus far.
The local leader, Mary Catherine, said that during this campaign, the abortion center has not performed abortions on four days when they would normally be scheduled.
Margaret Foster, a former 40 Days for Life leader from Helena, Montana,
was in town with her husband and they attended the rally. Margaret's
story of the first life saved in Helena is told in chapter 33 of the 40 Days for Life book.
In addition to dynamic local speakers, Jor-El Godsey of Heartbeat
International rejoined the tour and will be on the bus through North
The day's final stop marked the 48th state of the UNITED tour, with a South Carolina state rally in Charleston.
Alex, the local leader, reports the volunteers have noted a significant reduction in the number of customer cars during this campaign.
Several years ago, a circuit-riding abortionist pointed a loaded gun
and threatened 40 Days for Life volunteers who were peacefully praying
in the public right-of-way outside this facility. He was subsequently
arrested, and the faithful prayer volunteers pressed on, undeterred by
Next: More stops in the Carolinas. Two more days to go!
abortionist hoped the vigil participants would become seriously ill
from pneumonia as a result of being outside for all this time ... [more]
"We keep praying -- for every baby that has been aborted, that will be aborted. Your prayer can save lives -- and has done so!"... [more]
this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be,
you have been grieved by various trials, that the genuineness of your
faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is
tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor and glory at the
revelation of Jesus Christ.
-- 1 Peter 1:6-7
Dear Heavenly Father, we sing to You a new song, for You have done
marvelous things. Forgive us when we allow circumstances to defeat us.
You give power to the faint and You increase strength in those who have
no might. We rest in You dear Lord, and ask You to empower us again for
Your service as You work out Your plan for us and through us.